LUCY our cruising boat for multiple AICW trips and Loop ( both left and right) is again for sale.
The last purchaser simply did not have the money. $29,900 US
Located Ortona, FL
As posted on Craigs list,https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee...788443528.html
50ft US Navy Utility Boat super built construction .These boats were the backbone of the aircraft carriers. They would carry 150 passengers , or 10tons of cargo , night and day while in port.
This 1967 Utility was converted as a lobster supply boat , then to cruise the "Loop" a 6000 mile ride around the eastern USA.
As a supply boat in Maine she would go to the edge of the shelf and bring in lobsters and bring out what ever was needed . Built better than most commercial vessels our only maint. on the 6 month loop was oil changes.
The hull is fire retardant resin built before the resin costs soared and quality went down , no pox ever.
A Fwd collision bulkhead is intact and the boat could be inspected to carry passengers for hire.
The conversion maintains nearly 15 ft of aft open cockpit , which we cover with a patio awning as required.
The interior and exterior are paint with some wood trim , no teak to maintain and no" in the coffin" feeling when below.
The engine is a Detroit Diesel 6-71 with about 3,500 hours , it was stored in a can in a mountain till the mid 90s as War Reserve , and then installed in a boat. Transmission is a 3-1 Twin Disc , all the maint. books are aboard.
Keel cooled with a dry stack , requires no maint. 8 mph cruise under 3 gph , 12-13 mph 12GPH
An autopilot with remote , Flow Scan , and AM-FM radio make distances vanish.
2, 100G monel fuel tanks and a pair of switchable filters supply constant clean fuel
The Pilot house is about 10 ft deep and contains a great sitting couch area and a pilot chair .
Engine instruments , controls, autopilot, radios, compass and stowage are located here as well as doors P&S and windows that can be opened fore and aft and roof vents.
In the main cabin a propane SS range and large sink make galley work easy , as does pressure hot water.
An inverter and micro wave are installed.The boat is a 12V boat.
120G of fresh water in two tanks
There is lots of storage under dinette that seats 4 or 5 , and also a wet head.
The fwd cabin is low but a Queen sized bed with storage under is comfortable for sleeping or sitting and reading .
The PH , main salon and all have hatches for ventilation. Everything is very simple.
On deck there are multiple cleats , and dual bow rollers for the 60lb anchors that come with LUCY.
The capstan is hydraulic for both rope and chain.
Air Draft is about 12ft so bridges are seldom a hassle. Boat draft depends on loading under4 ft.
She is ready to perform what ever service you desire .